[postgis-users] Upload a shapefile to PostGIS via Web?

Guido Lemoine guido.lemoine at jrc.it
Thu Aug 14 01:51:18 PDT 2008

Luigi et al,

If you use a Java environment, you would want to look at Geotools (can 
parse shapefiles to Postgis)
and a servlet or JSP set-up for multi-part request processing on the 
server. If you are familiar with
Groovy and Grails, I can recommend that to make the coding a lot easier.


Xiaoyu Guan wrote:
> Hi Luigi:
> yes, I also see the problem, there are at least two steps, step1: zip 
> all shapefile and upload. step 2: extract zip file, and import to 
> certain database. Maybe there is one way or some people are already 
> working on it. I am think whether possible translate OGR2OGR or 
> Shp2pgsql into python or other languages, which user can runing the 
> conversion part at server side. That s what I am thinking about the 
> solution.
> Thanks for your reply.
> All the best
> Xiaoyu
> -- 
> Xiaoyu Guan (Sam)
> Geo-information Science
> Wageningen UR
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